What You Should Never Say In Email

September 6, 2017Communication

We have a saying here at Double Forte: The point of communication is to stop it. What’s that you say? Clear communication is finite. It doesn’t require lots of iterations. If you are delivering an effective message it should have impact upon impact. Here’s why this matters. The average American worker receives 121 emails a day. Each … Read More

10 Things We’ve Learned as Summer Interns

August 30, 2017Communication

By Lizzie Venditti and Greta Gordon As recent college graduates, we’ve grown as both young adults and public relations professionals during our internship at independent communications and creative firm Double Forte. Here are 10 things we’ve learned during our past 90 days in the office that we’ll carry with us throughout our careers. Teamwork is Key At … Read More

Go Ahead: Unplug and Recharge

August 23, 2017Uncategorized

We don’t expect our iPhone batteries to last for days at a time (we wish they would, but we don’t expect it), so why do we think we can work week after week without recharging? The average U.S. employee only takes about 50 percent of their available vacation time. In fact, most take only half … Read More

In Support of the Multigenerational Communications Department

August 16, 2017Communication

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “We need to hire younger people because they understand social media,” I could retire. Maybe that’s what people want… Yes, younger workers may have more real life experience with social media platforms, but don’t discount the older workers. They may have more real life … Read More

An Important Message: It Starts With Message

August 9, 2017Communication

On a weekly basis, I field questions like, “How many times should I tweet?” or,  “Which social media platforms should I use?” How the heck would I know? I mean, I can tell you the best times to post to certain platforms. And I can tell you the demographic profile of the typical Facebook user … Read More

Instagram Stories: What You Need to Know

August 2, 2017Digital

By Aleah Feuerborn It’s been exactly one year since Instagram stories were announced – 365 days of a new social media frontier. A year of face filters, geotags and figuring out how to best explain that Instagram Stories are basically like Snapchat, but better. While there is still more to learn and Instagram continues to … Read More

The Rise of Placement PR

July 26, 2017Communication

Have you been receiving the same emails we have? Almost weekly someone sends us an offer to place a story in a specific media outlet for a flat fee. Two stories? The fee doubles. Three, it triples, etc. etc. It’s tempting. Especially for companies that have been burned by bad PR firms in the past. … Read More

Building Brands: The 30-month mindset

July 19, 2017Uncategorized

by Sarah McDonough Looking to build a credible brand through Social Media? Embrace the 30-month mindset. “Let’s make a viral video!” “But can you just, like, buy followers?” Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard – or even uttered – some version of those phrases during a brainstorm centered around ways to establish thought leadership … Read More

Why You Need A Social Media Style Guide

July 12, 2017Digital

Does your company have a social media style guide? A style guide acts as the cornerstone of your entire social media strategy. It’s the foundational document that ensures clarity and consistency in how your business uses social media. Every social media style guide needs these 7 core elements: Voice Inventory Goals Audience Dictionary Calendar Guidelines … Read More

5 Lessons on Brand Reputation from The New York Times

July 5, 2017Communication

“We live in an era dominated by the unyielding influence of social feeds,” so stated The New York Times in an article Sunday titled, “How Battling Brands Online Has Gained Urgency, and Impact.” This is a must read article for anyone managing a brand, corporate, or even a personal, reputation. In talking about the ousting … Read More